No gossip or lies

20 Jun, 2018 | Turkey
OM International
Sunset over the city.
Jacob* and Lena* are the only Christian workers in their city and the only Christian teachers at their school. Each Sunday, together with a small group of friends, they read the Bible using Discovery Bible Studies (DBS). Recently they read through the book of James, chapter by chapter, and then asked questions about what God was saying to them through His word. "What do we learn about God from this chapter? What do we learn about us as humans? And what do I want to change or do in obedience this week after studying this?"

The headmaster at Jacob and Lena’s school is working hard to create a good healthy teaching environment, and one week he stressed the importance of teachers not lying or gossiping. On the Sunday that Jacob and Lena and the other believers read in James about the importance of taking control over their tongues, Lena decided to share the Scriptures with her headmaster as an act of obedience.

It took Lena some courage to go to her Muslim headmaster and share what she had read from the Bible. God provided excellent timing, and Lena was able to tell her headmaster that every Sunday she and some friends read the Bible. They had just read from a book called James that says that we should control our tongues.

“I was reminded of your teaching to staff, about the importance of not gossiping or lying,” Lena said. “I appreciate that you teach us well. You teach us biblical truths, and I am very grateful for that!"

The headmaster was surprised, but he had a huge smile when he thanked Lena for the positive words.

*Name changed for security

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